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CBP continues to set global standard in fight against forced labor one year of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act implementation

Aug 01, 2023

WASHINGTON—CBP continues to lead U.S. government efforts to eliminate goods from the supply chain made with forced labor from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR), one year after the agency began implementing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. 

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Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Brings Sweeping Change

May 02, 2023

The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) was the first law since the Department of Homeland Security's inception in 2003 to grant U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) comprehensive authority to ensure a fair and competitive trade environment.

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CBP hosts Forced Labor Technical Expo and launches trade statistics dashboard

Apr 03, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) kicked off the Forced Labor Technical Expo Tuesday and launched an interactive dashboard focused on forced labor enforcement statistics under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). The Technical Expo is a two-day event that offers a global platform for industry to share best practices on the latest technologies in supply chain transparency from around the world.

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Forced Labor Technical Expo

Mar 02, 2023

The Forced Labor Technical Expo welcomes industry event attendance as well as stakeholders (max two per company) impacted by the need to comply with UFLPA and §19 U.S.C. 1307. The audience includes the U.S. importing community, partner government agencies with a nexus to forced labor enforcement, and non-governmental organizations.

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CBP Launches Global Business Identifier Pilot to Increase Supply Chain Visibility

Feb 03, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will collaborate with 13 partner government agencies to deploy a Global Business Identifier (GBI) pilot program that will test the concept of a single business identifier solution to improve the US Government’s ability to efficiently identify high-risk shipments and facilitate legitimate trade.

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CBP signs Mutual Recognition Arrangement with Brazil

Oct 27, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Brazil’s Customs Authority Receita Federal today signed an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA). This MRA builds on other agreements between CBP and the Government of Brazil and ensures coordination for each nation’s supply chain security as well as efforts in combating customs and trade offenses.

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CTPAT Trade Compliance Handbook Released by CBP

Sep 22, 2022

CTPAT has embarked on a journey over the previous four years to reinvigorate Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trade Compliance efforts. In close collaboration with private industry and best practices put forth by international trade groups, such as the World Customs Organization (WCO), CTPAT has established a program that is equipped to be the global standard for Trade Compliance.

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CBP Announces Launch of Green Trade Strategy

Sep 01, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the launch of the Green Trade Strategy, a framework to incentivize green trade, strengthen CBP’s environmental enforcement posture, accelerate green innovation, and improve climate resilience and resource efficiency.

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UFLPA Operational Guidance for Importers

Jul 13, 2022

CBP has released importer guidance to assist the trade community in preparing for the implementation of the UFLPA rebuttable presumption that goes into effect on June 21, 2022.  Please be aware that this is CBP’s importer guidance, which provides transparency to CBP’s operational approach, and not the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force’s Strategy, which will provide additional importer guidance, required by the UFLPA.

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Jul 09, 2020

Dear CTPAT Member,

All partners are aware that CTPAT implemented the new Minimum Security Criteria (MSC) in 2020. The CTPAT security profile was taken offline for several months in order to update the security profile with the new MSC.  The security profile is now back online and open for new submissions. Per the CTPAT partnership agreement, partners must complete and submit an updated security profile once a year. The CTPAT anniversary date is used as the security profile due date.  The anniversary date is located on the main login screen once you log into your CTPAT account. All security profile questions were uploaded to the Public Library several months ago in order for each company to prepare for this transition.  In addition, each company has a security profile PDF document in the Partner Document Exchange section of the portal for easy reference to the last profile that was completed.

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